Though personally interested in education, Henry sponsored no far-reaching educational policies. University of California Press, He excelled in book learning as well as in the physical exercises of an aristocratic society, and, when in he ascended the throne, great things were expected of him.
Henry the Eighth Share to: The revolution that he had not intended gave the king his wish: He paved the way for the constitution of England. InCatherine was beheaded on charges of adultery. Henry VIII has always seemed the very embodiment of true monarchy. Henry then spurned her, turning his affections to another woman of his court, Jane Seymour.
The same year, the Scottish war began as did plans for renewed hostilities with France. But Henry hated the first sight of her and at once demanded his freedom, an end achieved by a quick divorce.
Despite the obvious pointlessness of the fighting, the appearance of success was popular. He curbed the power of noblemen and their families. His aspiration to be more powerful as an empire led him to expand his naval might from five ships to more than sixty ships. In Charles, the crowns of Spain, Burgundy with the Netherlandsand Austria were united in an overwhelming complex of power that reduced all the dynasties of Europe, with the exception of France, to an inferior position.
His mind did not weaken, but he grew restless, peevish, and totally unpredictable; often melancholy and depressed, he was usually out of sorts and always out of patience.
He established the Church of England and strengthened the position of king. That man was Thomas Cromwellwho, in Aprilwon control of the council and thereafter remained in command for some eight years. Henry then married the twice-widowed Catherine Parr on July 12, As the year drew to a close, it was apparent to all observers that the king had not long to live.
Though six times married, he left a minor heir and a dangerously complicated succession problem. Thirteen days later they were crowned at Westminster Abbey.
The king decided to seek a papal annulment that would free him to remarry. By saying that, he then had the power as king to close, burn and take all the money from the churches and monasteries.
But, if he was neither statesman nor prophet, he also was neither the blood-stained monster of one tradition nor the rowdy bon vivant of another. Henry had her executed on May 19 and married Jane ten days later. Henry the Eighth Share to: University of California Press, Henry was so disappointed that he did not attend her christening.
When news of his accident reached the pregnant Anne, she miscarried, delivering a stillborn son. This too failed and Henry removed Wolsey from office in Soon, Henry began an affair with Anne Boleyn c.
Catherine of Aragon, rejected but unbowed, had died a little earlier. Dec 24, · Perhaps the biggest contribution Henry VIII made was to split off the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church.
In my view, this helped to facilitate the growth and development of Protestant movements generally — though I doubt Henry would have considered thatto be his goal.
Henry VIII is the 8th king named Henry. It would be very confusing, if say all the Henry's were not numbered. Edward VI (Henry's son) is the sixth Edward to reign as King of E ngalnd.
King Henry VIII was relatively fickle and was hotheaded.
His personal life was in perennial turmoil as a result. He married six times and had three children, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth I and King Edward VI. King Henry VIII was also a musician and a closet writer.
Henry VIII, (born June 28,Greenwich, near London, England—died January 28,London), king of England (–47) who presided over the beginnings of the English Renaissance and the English Reformation.
May 30, · Watch video · Henry VIII: First Years as King. Henry VIII took the throne at age 17 and married Catherine of Aragon six weeks later. Henry VIII, (born June 28,Greenwich, near London, England—died January 28,London), king of England (–47) who presided over the beginnings .The life and contributions of king henry viii